Run Wild Missoula is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and support runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Our programs range from beginner runner training classes to advanced trail running classes. No matter what your fitness level, our goal is to keep you fit and healthy and reap the health and social benefits that come with running and walking with other Run Wild Missoula members.
Run Wild Missoula races, training programs and memberships are minimally fee-based to allow us to continue to fulfill our mission. We also host free monthly seminars on running and walking. Members can attend weekly and monthly group runs, get a newsletter to stay informed about running/walking in the community, and get discounts at local retail stores, physical therapists, massage therapists and more. Click here to find out more about Run Wild Missoula membership.
Run Wild Missoula also supports other organizations and projects that benefit running and walking in Missoula like Missoula Youth Track.
Run Wild Missoula Contributed Over $20K to Nonprofits in 2012
The Run Wild Missoula Board of Directors recently approved contributions of $1,000 to the Middle School Cross Country Program and $1,500 to the Grant Creek Trails Project, fulfilling the running club’s annual charitable giving funds. Run Wild Missoula has contributed over $20,000 to other organizations in 2012.
The local nonprofit running club supports projects and programs in the community that help fulfill Run Wild Missoula’s mission to support and promote running and walking in the community. Additionally, Run Wild Missoula donated race proceeds from several annual events. The Catch’Em If You Can 5K in February donated $3,306.67 to the Hellgate High School Cross Country Team. The Missoula Marathon event donated to Opportunity Resources ($1,250), Destination Missoula ($4,250), Hellgate Amateur Radio Club ($1,250), Hellgate Booster Club ($1,250) and Sentinel Girls Cross Country ($500). Proceeds from September’s Missoula Mile benefited Partnership Health Center with a $4,268.92 contribution used for prostate cancer screenings. The Pumpkin Run in October contributed $2,157.55 to the Missoula Food Bank.
Run Wild Missoula also gave Missoula Youth Track $1,000 and Five Valleys Land Trust $1,500 in 2012.
Run Wild Missoula also contributes to trail projects in the community. In 2008, Run Wild Missoula collaborated with Missoula Parks and Recreation on the mile marker project along the Kim Williams Trail. Click here to read a Missoulian article about the project.
In 2010, Run Wild Missoula members did maintenance on the M Trail, including carrying buckets of gravel and wood to improve the path and steps along the most well-traveled trail in Montana. The running club also recently helped create a new half mile stretch of a trail in the North Hills in partnership with the City of Missoula and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.
Run Wild Missoula projects, including races, training programs, seminars and trail projects, would not be possible without over 1,000 members, many whom give countless hours and energy.
Photo by Neil Chaput de Saintonge